There is a growing movement, Community Supported Agriculture, to help the locally grown farming industry. How about a grassroots movement to support the local and regional design industry.
This is an image, taken by Keith Lanpher, of the bottled water at the place I am staying. The photograph is great, the water is fine, the label is . . . well. This is more typical of the kinds of amenities packaging you get “off the shelf” for small local inns and B&Bs.
I wonder if someone could provide a way for small places like this, and it is a wonderful inn/plantation in Virginia, to get access to better “local” design.
The place is very proud of supporting local farmers, serving locally caught fish, locally butchered beef and lamb, locally produced cheeses, etc. Wouldn’t it be great if we could find a mechanism like localharvest.org, that could link them to great local design talent.
Just type in your zip code, like the localharvest.org site allows, and you are linked to local design talent. What a concept.